A Girl's Own Story (1984)

There's three words for Campion's final year AFTRS film: moody, moody, moody. A Girl's Own Story is filled with intertwining stories, always surprising camera perspectives, simmering sexuality and fascinating character studies - especially that of the protagonist Pam whose parents talk to each other through her. Shot in glorious black and white as opposed to the lurid colour of Peel, this lovely film works within and without traditional narrative film forms that collide to create a unique exploration of youth with all its confusion, mistakes and passion.
Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival
Director
Jane Campion
Runtime
27 mins
Screen Australia - celebrating Australian stories